Ghosts of Mississippi
AMC Movie List

Civil Rights Movies

Inspiration, this way. How would you rank these pics that chronicle America’s struggle for equality?

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1 Mississippi Burning
This true story about the deaths of three civil-rights workers in 1964 was justifiably praised for its stellar acting and Alan Parker's direction.
237 349
2 Malcolm X
In Spike Lee's powerful biopic, Denzel Washington embodies the controversial black nationalist, the yang to Martin Luther King's yin.
130 298
3 Ghosts of Mississippi
As the white supremacist who assassinated Medgar Evers and walked away free, James Woods is repellent, yet strangely sympathetic.
128 256
4 The Long Walk Home
Sissy Spacek and Whoopi Goldberg star as a Southern housewife and her maid who become unlikely allies during the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955.
70 228
5 The Jackie Robinson Story
Game-changing ball player Robinson stars in his own life story, as the first black man to play in the Major Leagues.
57 187
6 Hairspray
John Waters takes a dim view of racial prejudice in this, the original Hairspray.
-11 233
7 The Intruder
This Roger Corman drama stars a pre-Star Trek William Shatner as a racist rabble-rouser who incites his town against school desegregation.
-15 167